Getting Started with Cypress

Learn the basics of Cypress, a leading test runner for web applications. Find out what it is, how it helps, and how to use it to run single and parallel tests.

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What is Cypress?

Cypress is a front-end testing tool for web applications that run in a browser. It is an all-in-one testing framework that unifies the entire testing process within a single tool, making it easier for developers and QA analysts to do their work. Teams use Cypress to write, configure, run, and debug tests with less effort. Since Cypress is a JavaScript application, it can be installed directly into your web app. That means it can run alongside your project, which makes it easy to implement test-driven development and end-to-end testing during the development process. Cypress also enables you to record tests so you can create snapshots and test ad hoc.

The Benefits of Cypress

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Easy to install

The straightforward installation process follows the basics of any JavaScript package

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Easy to use

Syntax for writing tests is similar to other testing frameworks so any developer can write test cases easily

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Faster testing speed

Cypress makes testing faster and more efficient by running in the context of a browser

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Find and fix

Cypress can detect and resolve changes in real time by iterating test runs automatically

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Debug tests

Access to errors and all relevant information needed for debugging in any supported browser

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